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In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

techcrunch.com — How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley? So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom. So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch.
Oct 20, 2014

Couldn't get Rebecca Kaplan to comment for my piece on city debts, but she's happy to talk to TechCrunch. techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/oak…

Oct 20, 2014

In Oakland, A Sign Of Some Very High Times tcrn.ch/1wkwfsk another great article on the complex & changing SF Bay from @kimmaicutler

Oct 20, 2014

Move your startup to Oakland from SOMA & you could cut your office rent by 50% or more techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/oak… Lots of things to consider tho

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AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

techcrunch.com — Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch's owner AOL, today confirmed that the company is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010.
Oct 20, 2014

intriguing. AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible tcrn.ch/1t53IZM via @techcrunch

Oct 20, 2014

Tim Armstrong tells me machine learning and big data are 2 potential acquisition areas for AOL techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/107…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: AOL CEO Says CrunchBase Spinout Possible tcrn.ch/1t53IZM CB deserves more investment, but I hope that wouldn't pull it away from TC

Oct 20, 2014

AOL CEO Says CrunchBase Spinout Possible tcrn.ch/1t53IZM CB deserves more investment, but I hope that wouldn't pull it away from TC

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Chris_Ciaccia: CrunchBase could be spun out says Tim Armstrong. He also said no YHOO/AOL merger tcrn.ch/1t3xmgW #TCDisrupt

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We Tried Out Apple Pay In The Real World

techcrunch.com — Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We decided to try it out by going to two nearby businesses that already accept Apple's NFC-powered mobile payments: Walgreens and McDonald's.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @kylebrussell: My most controversial article in weeks (months?) and it has nothing to do with anything I wrote techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/we-…

Oct 20, 2014

@supertino this post has 99 (!!!) comments fighting over Google doing it first techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/we-…

Oct 20, 2014

My most controversial article in weeks (months?) and it has nothing to do with anything I wrote techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/we-…

Apple’s Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit

techcrunch.com — Today after the bell, Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $42.1 billion, and earnings per share of $1.42. Analysts had expected Apple to report profit of $1.31 per share, on revenue for the period of $39.85 billion.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Apple's Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit tcrn.ch/1x1HhCU by @alex @grg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Apple's Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit tcrn.ch/1x1HhCU by @alex @grg

Oct 20, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Apple's Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit tcrn.ch/1x1HhCU by @alex @grg

#GamerGate Is The Future Of Troll Politics

techcrunch.com — I've refrained from talking about GamerGate because the entire thing has been so baffling. The hysteria and name-calling seemed counter-productive and, as a veteran of many flame wars (see BlackBerry, Notion Ink, and Palm) I saw all the signs of a tempest in a teapot that was run through forums and IRC channels and dedicated to putting down dissenting views in favor of self-aggrandizement and claims of victimhood.

Chinese Government Accused Of Staging ‘Malicious Attack’ On Apple’s iCloud Service

techcrunch.com — China's government is being accused of trying to wiretap Apple customers in the country. Great Fire, a reputed non-profit organization that monitors Internet censorship in China, claimed today that Chinese authorities have laid a trap to snare log-in details for iCloud users via a "malicious attack."
Oct 20, 2014

Chinese govt accused of trying to hack usernames, passwords for Apple's iCloud w/ man-in-the-middle attack. techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/chi…

Oct 20, 2014

Uh oh -- @GreatFireChina says the Chinese government is staging a ‘malicious attack’ on Apple’s iCloud service tcrn.ch/10e5fRn

Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

techcrunch.com — To start off our annual European conference, we brought the new Google Ventures Europe partners on stage at Disrupt Europe in London. The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures' investment strategy for its European arm. In particular, Google Ventures will employ the same operational strategy as in the U.S., and will be looking for co-investors for most of its deals.

App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year

techcrunch.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during its FY Q4 2014 earnings call that its cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago. The number was announced alongside news of Apple's massive quarter, and its record-breaking sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.